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PA Consulting welcomes nuclear expert and operating model specialist Matt Leedham as Partner in Energy and Utilities practice

08 February 2022

Matt Leedham joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner in its Energy and Utilities practice. Matt will support in leading PA’s growth within the nuclear sector. He will focus on helping clients address the climate response by meeting net zero targets through technology-focused transformation implementation and unlock value through the delivery of large and complex business and IT change programmes.

Matt brings over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, delivering change across the nuclear value chain. He has a significant amount of experience delivering successful strategy development and change in large, complex and highly regulated organisations. Matt specialises in Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and the deployment of technology to unlock value and deliver radically improved employee and customer experience. During his career, Matt has worked across nuclear new build, decommissioning and waste management areas in both senior industry and consulting roles.

Prior to joining PA Consulting, Matt spent over seven years in PwC’s Consulting practice where he focused on clients in the nuclear sector. Before this he was Head of Business Architecture at EDF Energy (EDF). At EDF, as part of the Nuclear New Build (NNB) division, Matt initiated and directed the delivery of a new government accredited IT network, led the development of an information management strategy for the Board and led the design, design and development of a new IMS which formed a cornerstone of the successful award of a nuclear site licence from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the first of a kind for 25 years.

Julianne Antrobus, Global Head of Nuclear at PA Consulting, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matt to our fast-growing Nuclear practice. Matt’s passion for, and deep understanding of, digitisation and leveraging disruptive technology to improve customer experience, transform business processes and improve safety will be a huge benefit to our client base. There’s an opportunity for the nuclear sector to play a prominent part in the climate response, and I believe Matt, as part of our wider nuclear team, will help organisations across the sector rapidly accelerate in their journey towards net zero.”

Matt added: “I’m excited to join the Energy and Utilities team at PA which is at the forefront of the industry and is using its ingenuity to support clients manage the energy transition and the journey to a decarbonised energy system. PA’s data, digital and agile transformation capabilities and innovation mindset are essential to support the drive to net zero and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across PA and the nuclear sector to collectively support the effective and efficient development and deployment of low carbon technologies.”

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation and lead transformative solutions to unlock potential across energy and utilities markets. From supporting the delivery of asset management solutions for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to boosting California's use of renewable energy by developing the world's biggest battery with US power company Vistra Energy, PA’s experts provide critical support and advice amid global uncertainty and change and seek to preserve valuable resources and enhance environmental outcomes for societies around the world. 

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